Saturday, March 24, 2018

An Evening With Perumal Murugan

Toto Funds the Arts
British Council Library, Bangalore
are delighted to invite you to

An evening with the celebrated Tamil writer
Perumal Murugan

in the company of his translator
N Kalyan Raman

to mark the publication of Kalyan Raman’s translation of Perumal Murugan’s Poonachi or The Story of a Black Goat 
Vijeta Kumar, who will be in conversation with the author and translator, will introduce the range of Perumal Murugan's literary works and the highs and lows of his writing career

Sharanya Ramprakash, actor, director and playwright, 
will read excerpts from the novel

Date: Saturday, 7 April 2018.  Time: 6.30 p.m.
Venue: British Council Library, Prestige Takt, 23, Kasturba Road Cross (Opposite Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum)


PERUMAL MURUGAN heads the department of Tamil literature in a government college in Attur, Tamil Nadu. He is the author of ten novels and five collections each of short stories and poems, as well as ten books of non-fiction. Several of his novels, stories and poems have been translated into English, including Seasons of the Palm, which was short-listed for the Kiriyama Prize, Current Show, One Part Woman, Pyre and Poonachi, or The Story of a Black Goat. The first collection of Murugan's stories in English translation, The Goat Thief, was published last year. He has also written a memoir, Nizhal Mutrathu Ninaivugal.
N KALYAN RAMAN is a Chennai-based translator of Tamil fiction and poetry into English. His translations of 11 works of Tamil fiction and over 200 poems by leading Tamil poets have been published in journals and anthologies in India and abroad. He is a regular contributor of essays, articles and book reviews to journals and newspapers in India. In 2017, he received the prestigious Pudumaipithan award, given by Vilakku, for his contribution to Tamil literature through his translations.
VIJETA KUMAR, who was shortlisted for the TOTO Award for Creative Writing in English in 2018, teaches English and Journalism at St Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

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